Archive for December, 2011

Iomain Challain – Bayhead 12 Noon 31st December

December 26th, 2011 No comments

Captain’s Select (Scott) V Vice-Captain’s Select (Gaga)

Celebrate the New Year with the traditional Iomain Challain.

Bayhead Pitches, Stornoway, 12 Noon, 31st December.

All welcome, everyone wishing to play should arrive by 11.30.

Drinks afterwards.

Paul Duke – Senior Player of the Year

December 23rd, 2011 No comments

Paul Duke has been voted the Camanachd Leòdhais’ Senior Player of the Year at the Club’s 2011 Dinner Dance.

Paul is currently player-manager of Lewis and has been a key player since the club entered cup competition in 2007.  He became full time manager for the 2011 season as well as running many other aspects of the club, including the 100 club.  He represented the club at the Scottish Sports Awards and has been a major figure on and off the park this year.

“Dukey’s” versatility is a key factor in him winning this award and also means that he is one of his own best assets as manager. He played in almost every position this season except goalkeeper, scoring a fine volley against Lochbroom but also filling in at full-back during the club’s draw with Strathglass and the Mod Cup win.

Paul’s other highlights this year off the park have included Newtonmore’s League and Cup double and the birth of his son, Seumas, with his partner Marie. (Though perhaps not in that order.) Seumas also received a presentation caman, which was kindly donated by John Sloggie to mark his first game refereeing Lewis Camanachd.


Junior Player of the Year – Al Reed

December 22nd, 2011 No comments


Al Reed was voted Camanachd Leòdhais Junior Player of the Year for 2011 at the Club’s Dinner Dance.

Al has become the most established of the younger players coming through the ranks at Camanachd Leòdhais in the 2011 season. He has become an effective wingback for the senior team when called upon, playing particularly well against Lochbroom, as well as being a strong full back for the U17 and Nicolson Institute teams.  A committed shinty player, he makes the long journey from Pairc to training and was a member of the Mod Cup Winning Squad.

He will hopefully develop further in 2012 and become a crucial member of Camanachd Leòdhais’ squad in future.


Nollaig Shona Chridheil

December 18th, 2011 No comments

Nollaig shona chridheil dhuibh uile bho na cluicheadairean agus a’ chomataidh aig Comann Camanachd Leodhais airson 2011.

A very merry Christmas to you all from the players and committee of Camanachd Leòdhais for 2011.

Players of the year awards to be made @

Cuirm na Bliadhna, Diardaoin 22 Dubhlachd, Talla nan Clachairean, Steornabhagh

Annual Dinner Dance, Thursday 22 December, Masonic Lodge, Stornoway

7.30pm for 8pm.  Contact Dukey for more details.  Bring a pudding and/or a raffle prize.

The West’s Awake, Stornoway’s Awake!

December 7th, 2011 3 comments

Tha comataidh Chamanachd Leodhais air leth toilichte a radh gun d’ fhuair sinn naidheachd a-nochd bho Chomann na Camanachd a’ dearbhadh gun tug iad cead dhuinn a chluich ann an co-fharpaisean liog bho 2012 air adhart. 

As deidh gach soirbheachas is stri am bliadhna cha robh co-dhunadh sam bith eile aca ri dheanamh agus tha sinn a coimhead air adhart ri iomadh bliadhna eile de dh’iomain a’ dol bho neart gu neart ann an Leodhas agus na Hearadh.


The Commitee of Camanachd Leodhais is delighted to announce that we have received news from the Camanachd Association confirming that we have been given permission to play in league competition from 2012 onwards.

After all our success and striving this year, they were presented with only one possible conclusion and we look forward to many more years of shinty going from strength to strength in Lewis and Harris.

Cumaibh oirbh Camanachd Leodhais!

Walt a night!

December 2nd, 2011 2 comments

Although the honours for the evening at the Sunday Mail/Sportscotland Scottish Sports Awards went to Newarthill Amateur Boxing and Fitness Club as Local Club of the Year, Lewis Camanachd turned out well at the awards in style, meeting ex-Scotland manager Walter Smith, Leicester City legend Neil Lennon and former Sheffield United stalwart Stuart McCall as well as a host of Scottish sporting legends from athletics to motor sport.

Walter, who was given a lifetime achievement award for his stalwart work as Jim MacLean’s assistant at Dundee United in the 80s, posed for a photo with Donald Lamont, Dukey, Flip, Innes Lamont, Scott and Micheal.

Walter Smith Lewis Camanachd

Walter was clearly starstruck in the presence of Camanachd Leodhais

Congratulations to Newarthill on their success as well as to Stirling Triathlon Club who also made the final three. Andy Murray was sports personality of the year.

As Dukey himself said;

“A year ago we could never have imagined sitting a few seats away from so many of Scotland’s best sporting talents. It was just a privilege to be amongst all those amazing nominees.”

You can catch all the action from the awards at 9pm on Sunday 4th December on STV.


Remember, this Wednesday is D-Day at the Board of Directors!

Gur math thèid leinn!

December 1st, 2011 No comments


Good luck to Paul, Kenny, Donald, Micheal and Scott tonight at the Sunday Mail Sportscotland Scottish Sports Awards 2011 where we are nominated in the Local Club of the Year category.  We are up against Newarthill Amateur Boxing and Fitness Club and Stirling Triathlon Club, but whoever wins will be a worthy winner and to just be at this final stage, out of thousands of nominees is an incredible achievement for a humble wee island shinty club and a testament to all your hardwork, on and off the park.

The show, which is happening at the Thistle Hotel, will be broadcast on Sunday night.  There will hopefully be no singing involved

Gur math thèid leinn a-nochd.